Aerial view of finished bridge, 1954.

Photo Credit: City of Vancouver Archives, COV-S594-: CVA228-382

1950 - Traffic Volume

Huge growth in BC’s economy, population, and automobile ownership ushered in the modern age of highway building, and an attempt to connect the various isolated parts of the province together by road.

Traffic volume in the Lower Mainland began taxing the capacity of its two-lane urban road system, and multi-laning was introduced in the Vancouver area.